The Nurse Jackie star says pooch Marley joins her at work daily

By Reporting By Jeffrey Slonim
Updated August 09, 2010 11:45 AM

Edie Falco’s dog Marley has seen it all. From the New Jersey mansions of The Sopranos to the hospital rooms of Nurse Jackie, the pup has been lucky enough to join Mom on the sets of all her hit shows.

“She’s been raised in dressing rooms and campers,” Falco told recently at an Ovarian Cancer Research benefit in Bridgehampton, N.Y. “Every day, she comes and hangs out in my dressing room.”

Rescued by Falco when she was just 4 weeks old, Marley, now 12, is a true New York City dog. “She doesn’t know anything else, except for summers and vacations elsewhere,” the actress shared. “That’s all she knows.”

She also knows how to share with Falco’s son Anderson, 5, and daughter Macy, 2 – though not very well. “The children and the dog get along okay, not great,” she admitted. “My dog is not a kid dog. There are moments that are not filled with love.”

However, the children and dog do share a special bond – they were all adopted. “Adopting a dog and adopting children are very different,” Falco said. “There is a much larger life commitment to a child. It’s a bigger responsibility, for obvious reasons.” But both are a true labor of love.